IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips & Tricks: Check Important Tips for IBPS Clerk Preparation

IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips

IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips: Check all the Important Topics, Tips & Tricks Here

IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips

As all the candidates who have applied for IBPS Clerk posts are already aware that IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Examination is around the corner and students are gearing up their preparation process day by day. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is ready to conduct the Preliminary examination on December 2, 3, 9 and 10 followed by mains examination on 21st January 2018.

Students are still facing a lot of dilemma regarding how the paper will look like as recently there was a change in the Mains. Last year, slight changes were trending in almost every banking paper. SBI was the first one to initiate this step. So this has caused an immense pressure on the students as they are trying to guess the IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips

IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips- Strategies & Tricks

First of all, we should focus on Examination Paper Pattern for IBPS Clerk 2017. The first step to prepare for any exam is to get a thorough knowledge of the examination pattern.

The structure of the Examination which will be conducted online are as follows:

Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for online main examination.

Main Examination



Name of Tests No. of


Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 25 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Negative Marking Scheme: There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

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IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017– List of Topics to Prepare

English Language:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para Jumbles
  • Spotting Error
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
Numerical Ability:
  • Decimals And Fractions
  • Whole Numbers
  • Relationship Between Numbers
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • HCF & LCM
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time And Work
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest
  • Time And Distance
  • Compound Interest
  • Permutations & Combination’s
  • Number Series
  • Probability
  • Approximate Values
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
Reasoning Ability:
  • Symbols and their relationships
  • Arithmetical computation
  • Decision making
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Verbal and non-verbal
  • Analytical functions
  • Space visualisation
  • Judgement
  • Problem solving
  • Discrimination
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Visual memory
  • Observation
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Relationship concepts
  • Differences
  • Analysis
  • Similarities
  • Analogies
English Language:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para Jumbles
  • Spotting Error
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
Numerical Ability:
  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous (Distance & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Partnerships, Work & Time, Boats & Streams)
General Awareness:
  • Science And Technology
  • Economy
  • Important Awards & Honors
  • Current National And International Events
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Banking Knowledge
  • Commissions
  • Appointments
  • Resignations
  • Sport
  • Prominent Personalities
  • Polity
Computer Knowledge:
  • Operating and DOS
  • Introduction of Computer and History
  • Computer Device
  • Security Aspects for PC
  • PC and System Software
  • Advanced Technology Regarding Computer
  • MS Excel, MS Word
  • Various Uses of Computer
  • Internet Programming Language
  • Computer Net work
  • Computer of Future
  • E world
  • Window

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Strategies to Crack IBPS Clerk Reasoning Test

  • Firstly, you need to understand the basic concept which will make it easier for you to understand the questions and then attempt
  • Focus on topics like Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, and Inequalities to fetch good marks
  • Some easy topics like Alphabets, Direction, and Ranking, Inequalities should be attempted first, but for that, you need to practice hard, as once you get well-versed with them, it’ll be easier for you to crack it
  • Finally, you can come up with topics like Syllogism and Machine Input -Output which are quite tricky, but all you need is practice for these
  • You will then have logical Reasoning, Puzzles, and Seating Arrangement. These questions can be easily solved if you solve them with focus. These consume pretty much time and thus if you have less time and so many issues then just try to skip these

Strategies to Crack IBPS Clerk English Test

  • It comprises of 40 question of 1 mark each with a time limit of 30 minutes
  • Firstly, attempt the topics like antonyms/synonyms, fill in the blanks, spellings as they are easy and less time consuming
  • After that jump on Sentence Improvement and Jumbled paragraph questions
  • Then comes the Passage or the comprehension, for the clerical story based comprehension. To solve that, just go through the mentioned questions first and then look for the answer as it will be less time-consuming. Also, keep in mind to pin down important key words while reading the comprehension

Strategies to Crack IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Test

  • Firstly you can focus on topics like Number system, Quadratic Equation, Simplification, and Approximation. It can be of easy to moderate level
  • After solving the above, you can target the interpretation questions. Data analysis will consist of sets of 5 questions among which 2-3 questions would range from easy to moderate level. But it can get you good scores with practice
  • Your next target should be word problems which include ratio and proportion, average, partnership, work & wages, time and work, Allegations or Mixtures, Pipes and Cisterns, CI, SI, PnC, Mensuration, Data Sufficiency and Probability. But the tip you need to follow in this section doesn’t try to be the god of all these questions just attempt the questions you are good at

General Awareness Tips

General Awareness is of 40 marks which you have to solve in a time duration of 25 minutes. Just be accurate and attempt the questions you are sure of. It will consist of questions from Banking and Financial Awareness, Static Awareness & Current Affairs Questions, etc.

Computer Knowledge Tips

Computer Knowledge section comprises of 40 questions for 20 marks for which you’ll be given 20 minutes. These are said to be easy thus it can let you score well. Focus more on History and basic knowledge of computers which will include basics of information technology equipment and software with I/O devices.

We hope the above article cleared all your doubts regarding IBPS Clerk examination 2017.

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